10 DIY Ideas to Decorate, Accessorize & Identify Keys

published Aug 7, 2015
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There are plenty of reasons to decorate your house key. Like if you need to tell it apart from other keys. Or maybe it’s just because you just love a little something extra. Either way, I wouldn’t say these DIY projects are for everyone, but if you’re so inclined, here are 10 easy ways you can jazz up a boring house key. Grab some nail polish and lets get started.

1. Wrap the top of the key in yarn, like Crème de la Craft

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2. You can use nail polish to color code keys, as seen on A Bubbly Life

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3. Or use glitter polish to give it some sparkle, a la Ramshackle Glam

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4. Washi tape (like on Cinema & Spice) makes it easy

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5. Scrapbooking paper (like Crème de la Craft) makes it even easier

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6. You can glue on a plastic animal and give it a rubber dip, like Design Milk

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7. Or just hang a plastic animal off your key like a key chain, just like Ginger Snaps did

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8. Morning Creativity shows us that a wine cork makes for a good key chain, too

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9. Or you can make your own tassel key chain from leather scraps, as shown on Design Love Fest

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10. …or rope! Like on My Life Box. The possibilities are endless.